Tag Archives: California

Jonah Raskin :
INTERVIEW | Author and teacher Peter Richardson dissects California themes, memes

In his last two books, Richardson offers potent narratives about California in the era of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, Bob Scheer and Warren Hinckle. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | January 20, 2015 ∗ Jonah Raskin is … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
INTERVIEW | Author and teacher Peter Richardson dissects California themes, memes

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Shepherd Bliss :
‘Village Building Convergence’ rocks
small-town Sebastopol

The two-day event was designed to ‘improve our experience of community… by transforming public spaces and making them into special places.’ By Shepherd Bliss | The Rag Blog | September 23, 2014 SEBASTOPOL, California — Participants in the ambitious 10-day … finish reading Shepherd Bliss :
‘Village Building Convergence’ rocks
small-town Sebastopol

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Shepherd Bliss :
Neighbors come together to build the village

Small-town Sebastopol, California, sets 10-day festival to ‘shape common spaces in a way that promotes beauty and community.’ By Shepherd Bliss  | The Rag Blog | September 3, 2014 SEBASTOPOL, California — Village Building Convergence (VBC) activists and their supporters … finish reading Shepherd Bliss :
Neighbors come together to build the village

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Jonah Raskin : Pancake and Rye in ‘Marijuanaland’

Pancake and Rye in ‘Marijuanaland‘ By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / September 5, 2011 Longtime Rag Blog contributor Jonah Raskin, author of Marijuanaland: Dispatches from an American War, will sign books at a Rag Blog Happy Hour, Friday, … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Pancake and Rye in ‘Marijuanaland’

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Tony Platt : Prison Strike at Pelican Bay

Image from Los Angeles Times. The shame of California: Prison strike at Pelican Bay This strike has drawn worldwide attention to the widespread use of torturous practices by the United States against its own citizens. By Tony Platt / The … finish reading Tony Platt : Prison Strike at Pelican Bay

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Jonah Raskin : The Last Great California Hunter

Wild boar photographed on Cottontail Creek Road in the hills behind Cayucos, California. Photo from goingslo’s photostream / Flickr.Tooch Colombo: The last great California hunter By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / March 23, 2011 Tooch Colombo isn’t like … finish reading Jonah Raskin : The Last Great California Hunter

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Larry Ray : Politicians Packing Heat? That’s the Ticket…

Our OK Corral: Shootin’ irons for all?OK Corral in California?Politicians packing heat, oh my… By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / March 16, 2011 Got an email this evening from a old friend who keeps a pretty good daily … finish reading Larry Ray : Politicians Packing Heat? That’s the Ticket…

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Harvey Wasserman : California Quake Hit Could Irradiate Entire Country

The Fukushima No. 1 power plant of Tokyo Electric Power at Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, shown in a photograph from October 2008. Japan has issued a state of emergency at the nuclear power plant after its cooling system failed. … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : California Quake Hit Could Irradiate Entire Country

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Jonah Raskin : Prop 19 Up in Smoke

Photo by Lucretious / stock.xchng.Up in smoke:Cannabis initiative post mortem By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / November 7, 2010 SAN FRANCISCO — I spent Election Day at Prop 19 Headquarters in Oakland, California, and witnessed the final, tumultuous … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Prop 19 Up in Smoke

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Tom Hayden : Jerry Brown’s Green Vision for California

California Governor-elect Jerry Brown at Los Angeles campaign rally November 1, 2010. Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images.But it can’t be just for whites…Brown’s green vision for California Through all the political back and forth, alternative energy has been … finish reading Tom Hayden : Jerry Brown’s Green Vision for California

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Harvey Wasserman : It’s High Time to End Marijuana Prohibition

Brian and Stewie campaign to legalize marijuana. Image from Family Guy.It’s time to end prohibition:Legal marijuana or bust!!! By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / November 1, 2010 The simple truth about America’s marijuana prohibition: any law that allows … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : It’s High Time to End Marijuana Prohibition

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David Bacon : California’s Perfect Storm

Students and teachers march in Oakland, California,to protest the termination of adult education programs. Photo by David Bacon.Fighting to save public education:California’s perfect storm Across California, new alliances of teachers, students, state workers, communities of color, and working-class communities in … finish reading David Bacon : California’s Perfect Storm

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